We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves


Rosemary’s young, just at college, and she’s decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we’re not going to tell you too much either: you’ll have to find out for yourselves. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone – vanished from her life. There’s something unique about Rosemary’s sister, Fern. So now she’s telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it’s a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice.

ISBN: 9781788167109 Author: Fowler, Karen Joy Publisher: Serpent's Tail Publication Date: 1st July 2021 Imprint: Serpent's Tail Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:23) Pages: 336 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

*PRE-ORDER KAREN JOY FOWLER’S NEW NOVEL, BOOTH, TODAY*’Wise, provocative and wildly endearing’ Guardian’Readably juicy and surreptitiously smart’ Barbara KingsolverTHE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLERRosemary doesn’t talk much, and about certain things she’s silent. She had a sister, Fern, her whirlwind other half, who vanished from her life in circumstances she wishes she could forget. And it’s been ten years since she last saw her beloved older brother Lowell.Now at college, Rosemary starts to see she can’t go forward without going back to the time when aged five, she was sent away from home to her grandparents and returned to find Fern gone.It was Rosemary’s parents who began all of the trouble – isn’t it always? But, dear reader, exactly how they did it is a twist you’ll have to discover for yourself.

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